An Introduction to The Nature Conservancy–One of Our Weblinks
What is the Nature Conservancy? It’s a non-profit organization founded in 1951 but descended from the Ecological Society of America, created in 1915. It partners with governments and landowners by acquiring enforceable conservation easements to restrict use of land. Sometimes private owners retain the land, in other cases the Conservancy donates land to government agencies. From the small organization that began in 1915, it has grown to over one million members. It originally focused on the United States but began extending its efforts into other countries in 1980, beginning with Latin America. It moved on to the South Pacific and South America in the 1990s and to other continents in 2000 and beyond.
On their website, they say this about their mission and vision:
“The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
How do we achieve this mission and vision?
Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom impact conservation in 72 countries.
With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.
By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values.“
To learn more about the Nature Conservancy look at their video: